Manjeet Kripalani

Executive Director, Gateway House

AllenSolly_210x140_0Manjeet Kripalani is the former India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine. During her extensive career in journalism (BusinessWeek, Worth and Forbes magazines), she has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was the 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, which inspired her to found Gateway House.<--break-> Her political career spans being the deputy press secretary to Steve Forbes during his first run in 1995-96 as Republican candidate for US President, to being press secretary for the Lok Sabha campaign for independent candidate Meera Sanyal in 2008. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bombay University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She sits on the board of the International Centre for Journalists, the Overseas Press Club, and the Indian Liberal Group, which are all non-profit organizations.

Business, geopolitics, media

Last modified: February 16, 2015

Recent projects

Modi Obama shaking hands Courtesy:
23 January 2015 Gateway House

Obama-Modi: parallel paths

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives U.S. President Obama as his first guest at India’s Republic Day parade, the invitation to Obama and his consequent decision to visit India speak volumes about the prospects for the India-U.S. relationship

Mumbai Courtesy: wikimedia
7 November 2014 Gateway House

BRICS headquarters in Mumbai

Globally, metropolitan cities are becoming powerful centres that sustain entire countries. In the case of Mumbai, the government can work backwards by stitching the infrastructure and governance together. The tried-and-tested technique is to host an international institution or event. Gateway House argues that Mumbai is most appropriate to be home to the headquarters of BRICS

Martin Luther King Memorial Courtesy: MEA/Government of India
6 October 2014 Gateway House

India-U.S: indifference to interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington has led to a patching up of differences between the two countries. Building on this understanding will allow the bilateral to operate as a partnership of equals, and move from the current indifference and irritability, to a true convergence of interests

PennyPritzker Courtesy: Commerce department\US govt
30 July 2014

Pritzker: pragmatic dealmaker?

Penny Pritzker, U.S. commerce secretary is the new element in the India-U.S. bilateral dialogue. Her business skills have brought a shine to her ministry at home and perhaps she can have the same effect in Delhi

Mumbai marine drive Courtesy:
15 July 2014 Gateway House

BRICS bank: what’s in a location?

The New Development Bank was formalised at the just concluded meeting of the leaders of the BRICS nations in Fortaleza in Brazil this week. The location is to be Shanghai. The more appropriate and natural choice for locating the bank would have been Mumbai. There are several reasons why
ISIS Courtesy: AFP/Youtube/now.mmedia
24 June 2014 Gateway House

The Iraq crisis and India’s energy security

Professor Madhav Nalapat, the director of the School of Geopolitics at Manipal University talks of the Wahhabi winter sweeping West Asia. In an interview to Manjeet Kripalani, Co-founder, Gateway House, he speaks of the need to include regional experts and religious leaders to deal with its impact on India
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18 June 2014 Gateway House

India Inc can drive economic diplomacy

For too long, India's intellectual elite and foreign policy establishment have ignored economic statecraft, focusing instead on the immediacy of security and political diplomacy. Now with Narendra Modi, a focused push to gain lost ground seems likely - and Indian business can play a vital role.
modi Courtesy: Rangilo Gujarati/Wikimedia Commons
19 May 2014 Gateway House

‘Modi will be firm on Indian interests’

Professor M.D. Nalapat, Director, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University talks about India’s foreign policy in the Modi era. In an interview to Gateway House, he says that as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be pragmatic in his dealings with the U.S. and China and will focus on creating harmony in Asia
The battle for Benaras & Bihar
8 May 2014 Gateway House

The battle for Benaras & Bihar

Be it Benaras which is gearing up for the most crucial battle between BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal, or Bihar and U.P. where people are yearning for the ‘Gujarat model’, this election is focusing on some of the substantive issues that impact India
southblock Courtesy: rajkumari1220/Flickr
18 April 2014 Gateway House

Circles & Corridors of Economic Diplomacy

India’s political and economic future will be determined over the next few weeks. Gateway House recommends a priority diplomacy agenda for the next government – one which puts economics at the heart of our foreign policy